🤔 An ideal way to seek placement in office of a reputed lawyer, is to go through parent’s contacts or through some person upon whom this reputed lawyer may have trust.
Sending CV or applying relentlessly by emails may not be a good idea for a junior who may be seeking placement in office of some reputed lawyer.
Merit is good. But it is not the only thing that counts.
Questions which may come up in mind of a reputed lawyer on seeing CV of a junior lawyer could be something like these:
1) Is this junior trustable? In my office, there are cases involving crores of rupees. Is this junior likely to betray me or my clients? And if he betrays or if he or she does something unworthy, to whom should I tell or complain? Who is guaranteeing me ethics of this junior lawyer? From what kind of family he or she is coming? What kind of income they have? Is he or she likely to fell prey to opponent side lawyers?
2) Is he or she likely to be threat to me in future? Is he likely to impress my clients so much that my clients will turn away from me in future? Is he likely to snatch away my clients in future?
In earlier times, there was a system that reputed lawyers will accept only those whose parents they knew personally. Now, you are right, times have changed.